Rap Public Service Announcements

It's time for hip-hop to give back. (It can keep Chingy, though.)

Following the recent appearances of rappers Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, Ja Rule, and Remy Ma at Manhattan Criminal Court on the same day for four separate, unrelated cases, hip-hop's image has once again come under fire. Fortunately, it's wearing the bulletproof vest of these public service announcements, sung along to rap's biggest hits!

DMX, on behalf of the Fire Safety Council

(sung to the tune of "Ruff Ryders Anthem")

Roll around till you're not hot,
Then let the firefighters know-oh.

House of Pain, on behalf of the National Pool Safety Association

(sung to the tune of "Jump Around")

It's lame to get drowned,
It's lame to get drowned,
So wear a life vest to swim around,
Swim around!

Juvenile, on behalf of the Red Cross

(sung to the tune of "Back that Azz Up")

Girl you look good, won't you donate plasma?
You's a healthy mothafucka, won't you donate plasma?
We got troops comin' home with the Baghdad asthma,
Girl, go on and gimme that bag of plasma.

Rob Base and D.J. E-Z Rock, on behalf of the Designated Driver Program

(sung to the tune of "It Takes Two")

It takes two to make a thing go right,
It takes two to drive home safe at night.

50 Cent, on behalf of Environmental Defense Fund

(sung to the tune of "In da club")

Go shorty, it's your Earth Day,
We gon' party like it's your Earth Day,
We gon' sort recyclables like it's your Earth Day,
And we gon' buy a hybrid truck 'cause it's your Earth Day!

Dr. Dre, featuring Eminem, on behalf of the American Society for Neurological Disorders

(sung to the tune of "Forgot About Dre")

Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say,
But nothing comes out when they move they lips,
Just a bunch of gibberish,
And it's because motherfuckers have cerebral palsy.

Three 6 Mafia, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education

(sung to the tune of "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp")

You know it's hard out here for a pimp,
When you fail out 'cause you can't pass English Lit,
So instead of suckin' tricks till they're limp,
You should read the works of T.S. Eliot.